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Elizabeth Park Concert Series

06/25/2015 - 08/27/2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Elizabeth Park
Walnut and Elizabeth

For ten Thursdays this summer Elizabeth Park in the Columbia Neighborhood will be filled with happy patrons, enjoying amazing music.  These free concerts are sponsored by The Eldridge Society, in partnership with Bellingham Parks and Recreation, from 6-8pm every Thursday from June 27 through August 27, neighbors and friends will enjoy all kinds of music.  Food will be available for purchase, and picnickers are encouraged to recycle and compost.  Donations to enable The Eldridge Society to continue to pay the performers will be gratefully accepted at the concerts. The 2015 concert lineup includes:

6/25     The Offshoots                                  Rock/dance
7/2       D’vas and Dudes                             Country, folk, bluegrass
7//9      Joyride                                             Rock/dance
7/16     Kuungana                                         African dance music
7/23     Rattletrap Ruckus                            Crooked waltzes and ragtime stomps
7/30     bandZandt                                        East County’s favorite dance band
8/6       Nuages                                            Gypsy jazz/swing dance
8/13     Bellingham Dixieland All Stars         Dixieland
8/20     Happy Valley Sluggers                    Cajun
8/27     The Atlantics                                    Rock, soul, rhythm & blues

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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

06/27/2015 - 08/29/2015 - All Day at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema runs every Saturday night (except July 4), rain or shine, June 20 through August 29. Enjoy the grassy lawn in front of of the stage and screen for blanket seating, with limited bench and bring-your-own chair seating on the brick surrounding the lawn of the Fairhaven Village Green.

$5 entry:  Admission includes pre-movie seating, access to food and other vendors, live entertainment, prize giveaways and the film. Five and under is always free.

Enjoy pre-show entertainment during sunset, followed by the film at dusk.

Date           Entertainment                           Movie
June 20:      Bellingham Dance Co               Grease
June 27:      Strangely                                   How to Train Your Dragon 2
July 11:       Gentri Watson                           Mean Girls
July 18:       Trivia                                          Jurassic Park
July 25:       JusinCredible                             Big Hero 6
Aug. 1:        Trivia                                           The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Aug. 8:        Bellingham Dance Co.                Dirty Dancing
Aug. 15:      Polynesian Fusion Dancers       UP
Aug. 22:      Trivia                                           Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug. 29:      Amber Darland                            The Princess Bride

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Downtown Sounds Concert Lineup

07/01/2015 - 07/29/2015 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has announced their lineup for the 2015 Downtown Sounds Outdoor Summer Concert Series:

July 1– Third World with Yogoman

July 8– Acorn Project with McTuff

July 15– Polecat with The New Triumph

July 22– Ayron Jones and the Way with Scott Pemberton Trio

July 29– Five Alarm Funk with Baby Cakes

Along with the music, Downtown Sounds includes food vendors, a kids corner, and a beer garden for attendees that are 21+.

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Northwest Tadem Rally

07/02/2015 - 07/06/2015 - All Day

The Mount Baker Bicycle Club (MBBC) and the Northwest Tandem Rally (NWTR) announce Tandem Diversity NWTR 2015 July 2-6th in Bellingham. This five-day rally, which will include supported bicycle rides, banquet, vendor fair, and multiple special events, is expected to bring 700-1000 bicyclists to Whatcom County.

Tandem rallies are not just for “bicycles built for two.” There will be triple bikes, quads and even quint-seated bikes. Single bikes (which tandemers call “half bikes”) are also encouraged to participate.

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Bellingham Festival of Music

07/03/2015 - 07/19/2015 - All Day

The Bellingham Festival of Music is one of America’s premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. Each summer the Festival returns to Bellingham to perform a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Members of the orchestra all hold artistically prestigious positions elsewhere, and many of them are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras. The Festival also features world famous guest artists and young rising stars. Fpr a full schedule of performances, click HERE.

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Art Walk in Bellingham

07/03/2015 - 12/04/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The first Friday of every month, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore the diversity of art venues in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown Bellingham. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues!.

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Blaine Old Fashioned 4th!

07/04/2015 - All Day at Downtown Blaine
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Spend the day celebrating the 4th of July in Blaine. Day-long activities include a pancake breakfast, a parade at Noon, an art & crafts street fair with over 80+ vendors, a show & shine, live entertainment, and plenty of good food. Get your spot in Blaine Marine Park for a community picnic and jazz concerts. Ride the historic Plover Ferry from Blaine to Semiahmoo Resort where you can make an afternoon and evening of it watching the fireworks over Semiahmoo Bay!

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Haggen Family 4th of July

07/04/2015 - 10:00 am - 11:00 pm at Zuanich Point Park
2600 S. Harbor Loop

For nearly two decades, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry has partnered with Haggen Northwest Fresh and the Port of Bellingham to provide the community its fireworks display.

The festival includes vendor and craft booths, live bands and old-time games for the kids. At 2pm, the beer garden opens!  And new this year, they’re adding a Hoop it Up all ages 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Haggen!

Old-time games begin at 11 a.m. Activities will include a water balloon toss, watermelon rolling, sack races and a scavenger hunt.

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Yes, We CAN! Beer Festival

07/04/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Elizabeth Station
Holly & J Streets

The Yes, We CAN! Canned Craft Beer Festival is July 4th from 6-10pm. It’s an all-ages street festival, taking place next to Elizabeth Station in Bellingham. Yes, We CAN! features more than 40 breweries, cideries and meaderies showing off their best canned libations, along with live music from Polecat and Wild Rabbit. Plus, there’s front-row viewing of the fireworks display over Bellingham Bay. Tickets are only $20 in advance ($25 at the door), and admission includes 3 drink tickets. Kids 14 and under get in free. Buy tickets online or at Community Food Co-ops, Kulshan Brewery, Elizabeth Station or The RE Store. All proceeds benefit RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.

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Drayton Harbor Music Festival

07/06/2015 - 07/11/2015 - All Day

The Drayton Harbor Music Festival, aka the Blaine Jazz Festival, is six exciting days of rehearsals, combos, improv, composition, and other great classes for teens with an internationally recognized faculty culminating in a jazz concert featuring student big bands, combos and vocal groups PLUS multiple performances by visiting jazz artists. Sponsored by the Pacific Arts Association, an all volunteer organization, that produces annual series of concerts by professional artists throughout the year in Blaine at the Blaine School Performing Arts Center.

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